Most of you prefer heavier eyebrows, but just like hairstyles, makeup shades, and clothing fashions, different shapes and textures of eyebrows go in and out of style over time. In the the '20s and '30s, it was all about thin, dramatic brows with lots of curves. In the '80s, it was all about a bigger-the-better attitude. And then there were the '90s, when brows were so thin, tweezers never got a break. So let's take a peek at some of the most memorable eyebrow styles over decades past. Which era stands out most for you?
Generally speaking, if you're blonde go one to two shades darker than your hair color; brunettes should go one to two shades lighter; and if you're a redhead, picking the right intensity and tone is key.
If you're blessed with raven-toned locks, however, a coordinating deep black eyebrow product can not only look too severe, but can add a starkness to the complexion as well. Instead, dark-haired beauties, smoke up. Think shades of charcoal, soft black, gray, almost black, and even mahogany, deep taupe, or dark brown. Better yet? Customize your shade with a multihued palette, like Brow Powder Duo in Ebony ($22).
- For those with lighter red strands — Look for eyebrow products in honey, camel, ginger, or golden-red tones.
- For those with medium red hair — Try out a reddish-taupe, reddish-brown, or a burnt sienna shade.
- For those with darker red hues — Use auburn, deep reddish-brown, or dark brown colors.
- In a pinch? — Go with a universally flattering taupe, or custom blend your own shade using a palette containing multiple hues, like Lorac Take a Brow in Auburn ($22).
Depending on the lightness or darkness of your locks, look for brown shades in hues that complement the undertones in your hair, such as walnut, deep honey, sable, golden brown, chocolate, cocoa, mahogany, chestnut, ash brown, or bronzed brown. When in doubt, go for a taupe shade, which is considered the most universally flattering color. And for the subtlest-looking finish, apply your chosen brow product using short, feathery, hairlike strokes.
There's a whole slew of blonde-appropriate brow shapers to suit your shaping needs. But to customize your brow color even more, work with two different shades to get the perfect one for you. You may even find that a darker shade will work best for filling in sparse areas, while the lighter shade will be perfect for sweeping over the entire brow to bring it all together. Stay tuned redheads, brunettes, and darker-haired beauties. I'll have tips for you, too, over the next few days.
In part two of our "I'm a Huge Fan!" makeover, Tracy visits the Benefit Brow Bar to get ready for her Robert Pattinson red carpet interview. Hear tips from the experts on how to get a flawless look for a big event. Watch now!
The process, which costs around $5,400, is done by taking a fine section of skin from the scalp. Then, each strand of hair is implanted into the brow after 50 very small incisions are made to make room for the new addition. Ouch. After about six months, most patients see the full results. It sounds like a painful procedure to me, one that would be best only for extreme problems. Plus, with options like Latisse for eyelashes and strategically placed makeup for brows, there are obviously other (easier, painless, cheaper) ways to bring brows back to life.
For those who don't want to go under the knife but are looking for something with longer-lasting results, there's another solution. For about $760—$1,000, a technician can use a custom-blended mineral pigment to draw in "hairs" one at a time. The pigment fades away after about 18 months. What say you about the pursuit for fuller brows?
When A-listers like Madonna or Jennifer Lopez need help with their brows, they turn to world-famous eyebrow queen Anastasia Soare. Today, Anastasia shares how to get the perfect Hollywood eyebrow whether you have a full arch like Oprah Winfrey, a high arch like Leighton Meester, or a petite arch like Reese Witherspoon. Watch now!